“Pump The Jam.” “Get Ready For This.” “Show Me Love.” These are certified jams that, despite a level of novelty, have stood the test of time. Chicago-born 19-year-old Whethan wasn’t alive to roller skate to such classic gems, but he nonetheless captures that beat-jackin’ vibe in his latest single “Let Me Take You” featuring R&B favorite Jeremih.
“Let Me Take You” puts the listener on the middle of a bygone dance floor. A smoky beat fills the room with bass from deep down low. Jeremih’s echoing melody comes ghostly through a rainbow strobe of lights, a sensual plead delivered with mischevious tone. The song pulses and flashes at a steady bpm, and at just less than three minutes, it’s a song that bears repeating.
“I had been sitting on this track with Jeremih for a while now and explored every possible version of the song before landing on this one,” Whethan is quoted in a press release. “I’ve been really inspired by a lot of house music and wanted to find a way to bring that into my world. It was important to me that I made something that people could really dance too. This is probably my favorite track to date, and I’m just excited to show my fans where the future of my music is headed.”
The club-ready single follows Whethan’s 2018 debut Life of a Wallflower Vol. 1, a triumphant case study in the emotional electro wonder that took him from Soundcloud favorite to major label darling. He’ll spend his summer playing festivals across the United States, culminating in a co-headline show with Big Wild at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
Check the producer’s full list of upcoming summer shows and listen to “Let Me Take You” with Jeremih below.
Whethan’s North American 2019 tour dates
June 14-15: Quincy, WA @ Paradiso Festival
June 22nd: Herber City, UT @ Bonanza Campout
June 27-30: Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest
July 14th: Louisville, NY @ Forecastle Festival
August 1-4: Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
September 19: Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre (co-headline with Big Wild)